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The plaque sits in Battersea Park near the Thames in central London on a large rock brought from Bondi, Sydney. The Duchess of Hamilton organised this Memorial in London in 1998 in response to a demand by ex-patriot Australians for a place to collectively commemorate ANZAC Day in London. Surprisingly no attempt had been made up till then to have an Australian War Memorial in the U.K. Qantas supported the Memorial financially.

In 2000, Prime Ministers Howard and Blair finalised a design and location for a one million dollar Australian National Memorial in central London but to many the simple Battersea Park Anzac Memorial will remain an important site for future commemoration.


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